ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Glasgow
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Electronic engineering
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE03/04/2020 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Glasgow
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK35
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER813713
The School of Engineering have a fantastic opportunity for a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher to carry out research relevant to the EU funded research projects (NeuTouch - https://www.neutouch.eu ) and (AQUASENSE - https://www.aquasense-itn.com).
Focussing on understanding the neural coding of touch as enabling technology for prosthetics and robotics, NeuTouch aims at improving artificial tactile perception in robots and prostheses, by understanding how to best extract, integrate and exploit tactile information at system level. AQUASENSE aims to develop autonomous sensors for improved data quality, data gathering and data analysis for water quality monitoring. In particular the research involves the development of disposable sensing devices and soft electronics for new type of electronic skin that can be used in diverse environments.
The candidate is expected to have an interest in one or more of the following
- Neuromorphic hardware and their application in robotics
The candidate will be based at Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) Group led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya and is expected to attend and contribute to the workshops and secondments as specified in the project programmes.
Salary: Approx. £35,000 - £45,000 per annum*
Researchers will receive an additional mobility allowance and, depending on personal circumstances, a family allowance.
This post is fixed term for 20 months
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
According to the regulations for mobility within the Marie Curie programme, the researcher must not have carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of his/her host organisation (in this case, the United Kingdom) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment.
The researcher should not have obtained a PhD degree and should not have more than 4 year full-time or equivalent research experience since obtaining the degree which makes them eligible for starting the PhD degree.
All candidates are advised to visit the following website to obtain further details of the eligibility requirements for Marie Curie initiatives, see particularly page 8 to assess your criteria before making an application: - http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf
The University has been awarded the Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award.
*Approximate gross salary stated above is subject to employers NI deductions and the amount varies according to the living costs of host country.
Closing Date 3 April
EURAXESS offer ID: 500582
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